Washington and Lee University is vitally concerned with the undergraduate education of students who wish to enter medical, dental, and veterinary schools as well as other graduate health professions programs. Health Professions advisers are biology and chemistry faculty members who provide advice on curricular as well as extracurricular preparation for a career in health professions. In the application year, we provide comprehensive services to students: reading application essays, preparing and delivering letters of evaluation, interviewing practice, and advising on specific programs.
In the last ten years, 293 W&L students have gone to medical schools, 19 to dental schools, 15 to veterinary medical schools, 3 to pharmacy schools, 5 to physical therapy programs, 2 to physician assistant programs, and 3 to public health graduate programs.
Every fall admissions deans and directors from seven local medical, dental, and veterinary medical schools visit with our students to advise them about the application process and interview strategies.
In the last ten years, our students have matriculated into state-supported medical schools in 28 states. They are also enrolled at top tier private medical schools, including Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and others.
The average MCAT for W&L students is 29.3; the national average is 25.0. W&L students matriculating to medical schools have an average GPA of 3.52 and MCAT of 29.8.
W&L students matriculating to dental school have an average GPA of 3.41 and DAT of 19.
W&L students matriculating to veterinary medical school have an average GPA of 3.59.